At the APS Professional Learning & Conference Center, students from across APS recently showed off their math skills in the annual Game 24 Tournament. More than 50 students in grades 6-8 from 10 middle schools and P/K-8 schools participated in this year's tournament. Nearly 60 students from 15 elementary and P/K-8 schools also participated in a separate tournament.
In groups of four, students examined cards that included four numbers and calculated equations in any combination that equaled 24 using only addition, subtraction, multiplication or division. Whoever points to the card first has to explain their calculations out loud, and if they are correct, adds that card to their total score.
In the middle grades tournament, Aurora Quest's David Berg and Zak Nfaoui, and Columbia's Devin Philio and Autumn Kelly took top honors after the challenge round. The four students received certificates and trophies as middle school tournament winners. The overall winner David Berg earned a graphing calculator for his top place finish.
In the elementary grades tournament, Sixth Avenue's Jesse Frimpong, Vista PEAK Exploratory's Ashley Blake, and Mimi Rai and Hannah Butterworth of Aurora Quest took top honors, earning certificates and trophies. The overall winner Jesse Frimpong also earned math/puzzle tabletop games.
All competitors in both tournaments also earned medals and certificates for their excellent performances.
Congratulations to all the students who matched mathematical wits with each other in this year's Game 24 Tournament!
Final Tournament Results - Middle Grades
Final Tournament Results - Elementary Grades
APS 2020: Shaping the Future - Goal 2:
-Every student will have a set of skills to implement his or her plan.